According to statistics, a total of 215,691 tourists visited the Galapagos during 2014. Most visitors will typically experience similar multi-day tours, itineraries enforced by national park regulations, and, dare we say it, an exercise in ticking off the various species the islands are famous for.
At Natural World Safaris we like to do things a little differently, getting off the beaten track for extraordinary wildlife encounters in tune with the natural environment, visiting as true explorers, and keeping our human footprint on this unique environment to a minimum.
How do we achieve this? We work with the best vessels to ensure you have access to superior guiding services and mix up traditional cruises with land-based options to create a different focus to the many run-of-the-mill ship-based itineraries on offer. Our Galapagos safaris offer the opportunity to explore ancient volcanic lava tunnels, wander through Jurassic-style swamps inhabited by ancient tortoises up to 5 foot in length, and visit beaches unmarked by footsteps. Avoiding the tourist trail you'll be able to experience the Galapagos in solitude. We carefully select ships based on the time of year of travel, the islands they visit, and the composition of your party to ensure you get a complete experience and don't miss any of the wildlife highlights this extraordinary destination has to offer.
Allow yourself to be carried away under the romance of wind-filled sails under the rays of the equatorial sun or relax in the on-deck hot tub of a luxury motorised yacht as you explore the islands on the water as Charles Darwin did.